Wetherby Town Council is a local authority funded largely by public money, and is responsible for ensuring that its business is conducted in accordance with the law and proper standards, and that public money is safeguarded and properly accounted for, and used economically, efficiently and effectively. The Council has appointed a Clerk to the Council who acts as its advisor and administrator. The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer and is responsible for administering the Council’s finances.
Wetherby has a population in the region of 10,772 residents and the precept for 2016/17 was set at £250,464. The precept is the Council's main source of income and is collected for it by Leeds City Council through the council tax system.
The Council's financial year runs from 1st April - 31st March.
The Council reviews its obligations and objectives and approves a budget for the following year, usually at a meeting of the Finance & General Purposes Committee each December. That meeting also agrees the level of precept for the following financial year. The budget can be viewed in fill using the quick links section below.
At the Annual Town Council Meeting, held in May, the Council considers and approves the accounts for the previous financial period.
The accounts for the last financial year can also be viewed via the quick links section at the bottom of the page. The 'archives' page will be used in due course.